Hallets Point

Architecture, Astoria, New Developments, Rentals

Hallets Point, Tan Architect, 3005 Vernon BLVD Joint Venture LLC, The Pillar, 30-55 Vernon Boulevard (2)

The Astoria waterfront is poised to become the city’s next high-density residential enclave, with more than 4,000 apartments planned within the Astoria Cove and Hallets Point developments alone. Just to the south, and more modest in scale, a six-story, 65-unit condominium building is preparing to rise from a block-through site at 30-05 Vernon Boulevard. City records indicate 3005 Vernon BLVD Joint Venture LLC purchased the lot for $3 million in 2014, and filed demolition permits in November to raze the existing one-story warehouse.

Renderings provided by the building’s architect, Young Kim of Tan Architect, show a white brick building with a glass curtain wall on its east- and river-facing elevations. As required by zoning, on-site parking is provided at ground level, and the garage roof will hold an expansive rooftop terrace. According to Young Kim, the development is moving forward and the team is in the process of filing building permits.

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Real Estate Wire

nyc greenhouse, urban greenhouse, city living, urban dwelling
  • Is your apartment greenhouse illegal? Some New Yorkers are turning their greenhouses into extended indoor living spaces. [NYT]
  • Elle Macpherson sells her pied-à-terre at East 68th Street for $2.4 million. [WSJ]
  • More developments are coming to Renwick Street in northern Tribeca and people are loving it. [WSJ]
  • Durst Organization is officially the new builder of Hallets Point, Queens. [TRD]
  • 384 Park Avenue could fetch more than $200M, nearly double what Billy Macklowe paid for it back in 2012. [TRD]

Images: New York Times illustration by Brett Affrunti (L); Elle Macpherson’s apartment by Bartomeu Amengual for Wall Street Journal (R)

Real Estate Wire

Hallets Point, Astoria, Durst Organization
  • The Durst Organization has paid more than $100 million to acquire 90% of the Hallets Point residential-retail development along the Astoria waterfront. [Daily News]
  • Landmarks OK’s residential addition for 121-year-old Upper West Side church. [Curbed]
  • 26-story, mixed-use tower proposed for Victoria Theater site in Harlem. [Yimby]
  • Handel Architects filed preliminary permits for a 26-story tower as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development that will have residential and commercial space and a 14-screen movie theater. [Bowery Boogie]
  • Average sale prices in north and northwest Brooklyn are up 24.6%. [Brownstoner]
  • Edwardian Georgian mansion on the Upper East Side hits the market for $150,000/month. [Daily News]

Images: Rendering of Hallets Point, via the Durst Organization (L); Rendering of Essex Street Crossing, via Bowery Boogie (R)

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